Finalists announced for 2016 NLA-I Writing Awards

NLA-International, NLA-ICOLUMBUS, Ohio – National Leather Association – International (NLA-I), a leading organization for activists in the pansexual SM/leather/fetish community, announced today the semi-finalists for its annual writing awards. Named after activists and writers Geoff Mains, John Preston, Pauline Reage, Cynthia Slater, and the groundbreaking organization Samois, they are awarded annually to recognize excellence in writing and publishing about Leather, SM, bondage and fetishes.

The finalists for the Geoff Mains Non-fiction Book Award are:

  • More Shibari You Can Use by Lee Harrington (Mystic Productions, LLC)
  • Confessions of a Bad Submissive by Summer Sterling (Pink Flamingo Publishing)
  • Spanking For Lovers by Janet W. Hardy (Greenery Press)
  • Love Letters To A Unicorn by Rebecca Blanton (Self Published)
  • Bark! by Justin St. Clair (The Nazca Plains Corporation)
  • Ms For The Rest Of Us by Keli “Master Bear” Enzweiler (LULU Press)

The finalists for the Pauline Reage Novel Award are:

  • The Subs Club by J.A. Rock (Riptide Publishing)
  • No Pain, No Gain by Summer Sterling (Pink Flamingo Publishing)
  • The Inheritor by Laura Antoniou (Circlet Press)
  • Lost Boi by Sassafras Lowry (Arsenal Pulp Press)
  • A Wild Ride by Rick Brockway (Pink Flamingo Publishing)
  • Light A Candle by VJ Summers (Riptide Publishing)
  • The Artist by Lee Dorsey (Pink Flamingo Publishing)
  • Not Safe For Work by L.A. Witt (Samhain Publishing)
  • Kneel Mr President by Lauren Gallagher (Samhain Publishing)
  • Brokered Submission by Claire Thompson (Romance Unbound Publishing)
  • The finalists for the Samois Anthology Award are:
  • BDSM Writers Con Anthology 2015 by Dr. Charley Ferrer (BDSM Writers Con, Inc.)
  • Dirty Dates: Erotic Fantasies For Couples by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Cleis Press)

The finalists for the John Preston Short Story Award are:

  • On Location by D.L. King from the anthology Dirty Dates: Erotic Fantasies for Couples ed. Rachel Kramer Bussel (Cleis Press)
  • Awakening: Mistress Elise Winter & morgan by Sinclair Sexsmith (self-published)

The finalists for the Cynthia Slater Non-fiction Article Award are:

The winners will be announced at the National Leather Association – International’s Annual General Meeting, which will be held later this year, date to be announced. We hope our finalists will attend the AGM to receive their awards and congratulate the winners. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information You can follow us on Goodreads at and you can purchase books from previous year’s winners and more at our Amazon store

For more information about the awards, please contact the Award Committee Chair, CandiAnne, at

Via press release